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Growing up in Nature

This post follows on from our last post, Back to Nature with Theo v. Fellenberg. It is dedicated to the memory and wonderful, inspiring life of Theres v. Fellenberg, who sadly passed away on 20th July. Our thoughts, love and condolences are with the v. Fellenverg family. In the interview below, Michael, son of Theo and...

Back to Nature

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During the 70s and 80s some people decided to 'go back to nature'. Theo v. Fellenberg and his wife Theres, as two pioneers of this living philosophy, chose to bring up their children in the upper Gotthard Valley, in Switzerland. In this presentation we hear from Theo about their adventures. Theo grew up in Bern...

Dr. Jacky Lawrence

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Power Out Photo by: U.S. Air Force After one of the hottest years on record, Extinction Rebellion are protesting to raise awareness of the climate crisis affecting our planet. And in his BBC documentary, 'Climate Change - The Facts', Sir David Attenborough offers an urgent and unflinching analysis of the effects of, and possible solutions to,...

Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary

Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary Post
Synaesthesia in Nature: Gurukula Nature Botanical Sanctuary This post looks at Suprabha Seshan’s experiences of synaesthesia in nature. Suprabha is the Director of Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary. This forest garden is situated in the Western Ghat of Kerala, India. When Rhea Quien, the narrator of this post, read Suprabha’s essays, she was reminded of thoughts written...

Presentation on Synaesthesia

Neuroscientist Prof. James Ward and Artist Rhea Quien On Synaesthesia Wolfson College, Cambridge University, 16 October 2018 Synaesthesia is a compounding of the senses. Some people have their senses linked, so a number may evoke a colour, a sound may evoke a visual image. There are many kinds of synaesthesia. It enables metaphorical thinking, that...

M4MI | Anglia Ruskin University Collaboration

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This post features seven collaborative works between Rhea and composers from the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. In the Music for the Moving Image (M4MI), module run by Krisztián Hofstädter, the cohort creates original music and sound design for poetry, short films and games using acoustic and computer-based methods of composition. One assignment last semester was...

Dance of Light Premier | Fundraising Event for the Woodland Trust

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  The Dance of Light Premier was kindly hosted by Prof. Bayliss-Smith. Thanks to the generosity of the visitors together we raised £660.00 for the ancient woodlands still existing on these islands. They contain the greatest biodiversity in Britain. Peter Vince opened the evening. He represented the Woodland Trust. The Director Beccy Speight wrote: “I just...

Earth Optimism Conference

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The Cambridge Conservation Initiative held a conference called 'Earth Optimism' on the 22 April 2017. Elizabeth Allen, Collaborations and Communications Manager of Cambridge Conservation Initiative generously gave the Dance of Light team permission to show the contributions of the Conference on their website. Please don't miss this first contribution by Dr Jane Goodall. As a scientist,...
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